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Printing on Polyethylene

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Unique Assembly & Decorating proudly produces custom, high-quality pad printing on polyethylene to customers all over the country. Based out of Downers Grove, IL, we pride ourselves on customer service and workmanship to deliver the best services. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we guarantee your satisfaction.

What Is Polyethylene (PE)?

Polyethylene is a thermoplastic polymer that can be utilized in a wide variety of applications depending on the type. The two most common types seen in everyday applications are high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). HDPE is a rigid material that is used for items like plastic bottles, while (LDPE) is used for things like plastic bags and films. At Unique Assembly & Decorating, we only provide printing and design services for HDPE items. Common applications for HDPE are food and beverage use (milk cartons), laundry detergent bottles, garbage bins, and cutting boards. We have years of experience helping injection molders with printing on PE parts.

Types of Printing & Design Services

Unique Assembly & Decorating has earned an ISO 9001:2015 certification, allowing us to provide premium printing services on PE. The types of printing services we provide are:

  • Pad printing on PE: Ideal for projects requiring extremely fine details and tight multicolor registration
  • Screen printing on PE: Budget-friendly and is good for single, large images on a flat or cylindrical part. Good at producing very opaque images.
  • Industrial inkjet printing on PE: Most economical; digital printing allows for an unlimited number of colors for plastic parts

Our design services include hot stamping/foil stamping, foil banding, heat transfer decal decorating, and colorization/hologramming.

Printing on HDPE

HDPE is generally a durable plastic that is easily transformed and molded, making it a popular choice for many products you see and use every day.  It is more difficult to print on compared to other plastic options and must be pre-treated.  Unique Assembly & Decorating offers the pre-treatment for polyethylene parts, so they can be printed on. We also offer value-added services including in-house color matching, in-house plate making and fixture design for single color and multicolor jobs.

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